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Greetings from GTA North

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

First off, I've been visiting SMF for a number of years now but have just finally decided to create an account and officially join the community!


Four or five years back (and not knowing whether I'd enjoy smoking and the world of barbeque) I started on a budget with a Brinkmann Gourmet charcoal smoker. This past winter my smoker pretty much had her last smoke and I made the decision to put her to rest.


I was truly lost as to what I would replace her with and I carefully looked at a wide variety of options: pellet, propane, charcoal, electric - I even took a good look at building my own UDS. With all things considered, I finally decided on a Masterbuilt Pro Dual-Fuel vertical smoker. The cost seemed fair and from what I've read here on the forums, there are a few simple tweaks that can be made to make this smoker go that much further. So I purchased my new smoker yesterday, did a few mods today and she's seasoning up right now as I type this.


So, thanks to everyone for sharing their tips and tricks; These forums have helped me enjoy the art of barbeque and smoking. Hopefully one day soon I will be able to contribute and help out a newbie - just as y'all have done for me these past couple of years.



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welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

We have an ”Articles” section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

You might want to check out ”Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course”, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
post #3 of 7

Welcome to the forums!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Good luck with that new MB, and just ask when you need help and someone here will have the answer.



post #4 of 7

Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

Happy smoken.


post #5 of 7

welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 


We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.


If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!


If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!



post #6 of 7

Hi Gibbz,


welcome1.gif to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.


One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the Rules.gif!!!


So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...


worthless.gif  or this...th_What_NO_QVIEW.gif

Good Luck and Get Smokin'



post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Okay, so pictures it will be!  Here is my new smoker. Only a few mods thus far based on what I've read here:


- Added a wood-stove gasket around door frame

- Replaced a few nuts/bolts for better vent operation

- Purchased a 10" cast iron pan for wood chips


Seasoned it a couple of weeks ago; currently have some back ribs smoking away as I type this!




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